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The Vines of the Douro Valley

The Vines of the Douro Valley

The vines in a distant field as seen from Quinta da Roêda. Bit of a drive from Porto, but lovely to visit.

Portugal, November 2019.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 35mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/640s
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The view from Quinta da Foz

The view from Quinta da Foz

One of the benefits of working from home at Automattic is meeting up with your team a few times a year in various parts of the world. Obviously that did not happen last year, won’t happen this year either and we had been playing a meetup for April or May last year but that didn’t work out.
In November 2019 I met my team in Porto, Portugal. During the week we had a day to relax so we did a tour of vineyards. After a lengthy drive we toured a couple, took a boat ride on the local river and had a nice meal in a local restaurant. The Quinta da Foz was the second vineyard we visited and it was wonderful. Old architecture and setting mixed with new technology to make wine.

Here’s the view from the road in front looking out on a tributary of the Douro River. It’s a beautiful part of Portugal.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 16mm
ISO 125
Shutter speed 1/400s
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Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

Dom Luís Bridge

The Dom Luís Bridge in Porto, Portugal last November.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera ILCE-7M3
Focal length 23mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 3.2s
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Sunset on Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach, California. July 2007.

Aperture ƒ/9
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 59mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/200s
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The Interior of the Pantheon

The Pantheon is an almost 2,000 year old building in Rome. Originally it was a pagan temple but it is now a church and has been used throughout it’s history.

The building is circular with a portico of large granite Corinthian columns (eight in the first rank and two groups of four behind) under a pediment. A rectangular vestibule links the porch to the rotunda, which is under a coffered concrete dome, with a central opening (oculus) to the sky. Almost two thousand years after it was built, the Pantheon’s dome is still the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome. The height to the oculus and the diameter of the interior circle are the same, 142 feet (43 m). (Wikipedia)

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 1600
Shutter speed 1/30s
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Hanging In There!

The trapeze artist at the final night’s party at the 2017 #a8cgm.

Whistler, Canada. September 2017.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 210mm
ISO 12800
Shutter speed 1/125s
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Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Whistler, Canada. September 2017.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 19mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/40s
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People Photography Photos

DJ Mick @ a8cgm

At the final night’s party in Whistler, Canada. September 2017.

Aperture ƒ/4.5
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 55mm
ISO 4000
Shutter speed 1/50s
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People Photography Photos

Music at the 2016 GM

One of the highlights of the Automattic Grand Meetup every year is the party on the final evening, and in recent years a band made up entirely from my colleagues and friends in the company rock the stage. Last year they were followed up by a cracking DJ set that kept people dancing ’til the early hours!

Here’s a few photos that have been lying in my “out folder” for the last few months, taken at rehearsal and during the performance. I have many more but I think by the time I develop all of them the next GM will have been and gone!

Who knows, I may even use this opportunity to develop a few more of the photos and add them to this post. 🙂


Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 50mm
ISO 12800
Shutter speed 1/60s
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Photography Photos Urban

Solitary Cyclist

Madrid, April 2017.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 28mm
ISO 200
Shutter speed 1/320s
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The Pier in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, 2013.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 105mm
ISO 1250
Shutter speed 1/125s
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The Rolling Hills of Utah

Well, mountains.

Utah, September 2014.

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 6D
Focal length 17mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/250s